Health and Fitness

How to get back in or stay in shape, as simply as possible.

This blog is targeted to the middle aged man or those approaching that find it harder than it used to be to stay in shape and feel heatlhy.  I believe most other people will find value as well, but I am writing to people like me.


About  me and why you might want to consider reading.

I am a man in my early 40s that stayed in reasonably decent shape first from habits I kept of working out and staying active after my military days.  As I got older, I found it harder to do so I started making changes to my diet and lifestyle.  Additionally, being a husband and a father, I have less time to work out so I had to figure out how to make it work without being able to dedicate as much time to it.

I am not a doctor, nutritionist, or trainer.  I am just an avid learning, reader, and podcast listener.  Think of me as a research assistant.  I hope to point you in the right direction, summarize things in an easy way to understand and take action on.

Most of my views I get from doctors that are practicing “functional medicine” where they research food and how it can be used to maximize health and there is real science behind it, but is could be quite different than most mainstream medical providers and your doctor.  I don’t claim to be smarter than the doctors out there, nor do I say you should disregard their instructions.  It is a good idea to consult with your doc before making any major changes, especially if you have any medical problems.  I simply want to share my experience, knowledge, and hopefully inspire you to further research for yourself.